PopMatters Picks:

The Best (and Worst) in Show 2007

By PopMatters Staff

6 January 2008

In the past 12 months, we have gone to house shows, club shows, theater shows, arena shows. Here's the best and the worst 2007 had to offer.

6 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Part 1: Best and Worst Openers

Remember when the White Stripes opened for Sleater-Kinney? How about when the Shins opened for Modest Mouse? Door times are for the birds, but sometimes it does pay to show up early.

READ more

6 Jan 2008 // 9:59 PM

Part 2: Rawk and Anti-Rock

Anyone can lay down a rocking riff, but it takes a real fiend to unleash the fire burning below. Dust off your devil horns, because these muthas didn’t just rawk our socks; they set those little bastards on fire.

READ more

6 Jan 2008 // 9:58 PM

Part 3: Hecklers and Other Interruptions

Hecklers, bless their souls, push performers to say things that no person should ever say out loud. Here we honor the best on both sides of this eternal dance of the foul-mouthed.

READ more

6 Jan 2008 // 9:57 PM

Part 4: Best Moves

From the shimmy shake to the backwards bicycle kick, great musicians own a room using way more than words. And, sometimes, all it takes is style...

READ more

6 Jan 2008 // 9:56 PM

Part 5: Best and Worst Dressed

The only thing worse than letting your mom dress you is letting your publicist do it. "Fashion faux pas" doesn't even begin to describe these dandies.

READ more
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

// Moving Pixels

"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

READ the article